- 1(Of ideas or statements) so different from each other that they cannot be made compatible: these two views of the economy are irreconcilableMore example sentences
- Three people pursue with integrity their different and irreconcilable ideas of the good life, leading to unavoidable disaster.
- She took those seemingly irreconcilable ideas and brought them together under a universal experience: rebellion.
- There are still many questions on which the Democratic and Republican parties have fundamentally different outlooks and represent distinct and irreconcilable interpretations of the world.
- 1.1Incapable of being resolved: irreconcilable differencesMore example sentences
- The Parliament Act is there to try and deal with irreconcilable differences between the two Houses and that happens very rarely.
- But the actor filed a divorce petition on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.
- If there were irreconcilable political differences then they should have agreed to an amicable parting of the ways after the next election.
- 1.2(Of people) implacably hostile to each other: irreconcilable enemiesMore example sentences
- Principals and unionized teachers are not irreconcilable enemies.
- But in the realm of public debate, science and religion frequently seemed like irreconcilable enemies.
- Yet despite this humiliation the senior magistrates remained in place, prime among them the first president, d' Aligre, by now Calonne's irreconcilable enemy.
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- Any of two or more ideas or statements that cannot be made compatible.More example sentences
- This, ultimately, is a play about existential resemblances and contrasts, kinships and irreconcilables, uncomfortable truths and futile lies that underlie delicate relationships and unbridgeable chasms.
- The demon too is an object of worship - a tribute to the principle of devotion manifest as enmity, and a characteristically Indian paradigm seeking to reconcile irreconcilables.
- The man or woman does not exist who can unite the irreconcilables now trapped in this dying movement and lead it to victory.
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- A third possibility is acknowledgment of the conflict and of the irreconcilability of the morality of war and the morality of decency.
- The state is a product and a manifestation of the irreconcilability of class antagonisms.
- But even Service cannot ignore one pivotal issue: the irreconcilability of Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution with Stalin's theory of ‘socialism in one country.’
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- But it is true that a key area that divided them was the issue of the treatment of India's Muslim minority, and this may be where the two men's admirers diverge irreconcilably.
- Forde's play asks a series of questions: What happens when our convictions - and our callings - clash irreconcilably with those of our neighbours?
- Left-wing opinion was irreconcilably opposed to the war.